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First Light 150mm mini-dob: comet Lovejoy!


Roel
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Could it be any better? A nearly finished newly built telescope, clear skies after a full week of clouds, a bright comet visible from my backyard practically made for a scope this size...

I made a sketch of comet Lovejoy through my 150mm f/4 Dobsonian. At first sight I couldn't spot the tail, but as my eyes became more and more dark adapted, a faint tail began to grow larger and larger. It remained faint but the shape was well visible: quite narrow, slightly brighter near the coma, and gradually widening towards the east. Unfortunately I did not detect the greenish color some reported.

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Fantastic drawing and as others say what a peach of a scope.

As others ask have you made it yourself? Quite a short focal length for a small scope. Highly portable and great views by the looks of it

Damian

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